By Allan Morey
Through the 1760s, so much American colonists had turn into bored to death with British rule. They have been uninterested in the unfair taxes and never with the ability to create their very own legislation, and cries for revolution have been ringing out around the land. because the revolution took carry, Thomas Jefferson drafted a rfile that officially declared the colonies' independence.
The adoption of the statement of Independence on July four, 1776, marked an immense turning aspect in US heritage. Over the subsequent 5 years, the colonists could struggle to make their independence a fact.
Explore the heritage of this crucial rfile. music the occasions and turning issues that led the colonies to claim their independence from nice Britain.
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44 May 20, 1774: The British Parliament passes the Massachusetts Government Act and the Administration of Justice Act. Pennsylvania sets up a Committee of Correspondence. March 31, 1774: The British Parliament passes the Boston Port Bill. com/EBchecked/topic/261398/Patrick-Henry. html. org Visit this site for information about the battles, the people, and the events of the American Revolution. Kostyal, K. M. Founding Fathers: The Fight for Freedom and the Birth of America. Washington, DC: National Geographic Books, 2014.
George Washington June 15, 1775: The Congress appoints George Washington commander in chief of the Continental Army. JUNE 15, 1775 June 14, 1775: The Second Continental Congress establishes a Continental Army. July 6, 1775: The Congress issues the Declaration of the Causes and Necessity of Taking Up Arms, urging the king to restore the rights of the colonies to end the conflict swiftly. JULY 1, 1775 July 5, 1775: Hoping to avoid an all-out war, the Second Continental Congress issues the Olive Branch Petition.
The colonial army hoped to hold off the superior British army just long enough for another country to come to the aid of the Americans. Early in 1776, British troops left Boston. They set their sights on New York City. General George Washington quickly moved his forces to protect the city. The two armies met in late FIGHT FOR INDEPENDENCE George Washington crossed the Delaware River on Christmas Day in 1776 in order to surprise British troops in Trenton, New Jersey. 38 AUG. 1776 SEPT. 1776 Aug.